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Central MD GPAA's annual holiday party is open to the public and always free!

will be held on December 8th at 7 pm.  As always, we want all our members and guests to have a GOLDEN holiday season!  Bring a dish to share and get GOLD in return.  Yes a bag of paydirt containing REAL GOLD for your panning pleasure.  We will also have games, giveaways and more GOLD for you to win!

Jan. 19th at 8 pm
Drywashing and desert prospecting 

learn about the LDMA Stanton Camp and techniques for gold prospecting in Arizona

Nov. 10th at 8 pm
other finds to watch for while prospecting 

keeping your eyes out for artifacts while searching for gold.

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Central Maryland GPAA

Holiday Party and Potluck

December 8th at 7pm

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Did you know there is GOLD and other minerals in the creeks of Maryland?

Come out to one of our local events, a group dig, an overnight outing or attend a meeting and join the Central Maryland Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America as we explore Maryland's little known gold history and search for the lustrous yellow metal.

Central MD GPAA Officer Elections will be held at our Jan 19th meeting.

Central Maryland GPAA

Holiday Party and Potluck

December 8th at 7pm

At the next meeting!

Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

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Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  

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The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

​The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

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